Are you looking for an easy recipe for avocado tostadas? Well then you are in the right place! In this article, we tell you everything you need to know to make avocado tostadas that are simple and delicious.
We start out by discussing what ingredients you need to make avocado tostadas. After that, we provide more details on the steps you need to take to make avocado tostadas. Next we talk about how to handle leftover avocado tostadas. Finally, we discuss substitutions that can be made for this avocado tostada recipe.
What is on an avocado tostada?
What is in on an avocado tostada? Here are all the ingredients you need to make this recipe for avocado tostadas.
- Tostada shells. The first ingredient you need to make this recipe for avocado tostadas is tostada shells. You can use store bought tostada shells or make your own tostada shells with corn tortillas, neutral oil, and salt. All you have to do to make your own tostadas is brush the tortillas with oil and salt them, then bake them at 400 degrees for about 7 minutes per side.
- Avocado. The next ingredient you need to make these avocado tostadas is avocados. You should ensure that the avocados are sufficiently ripe before you use them to make this recipe. The avocados should be relatively malleable and give way when gentle pressure is applied. If the avocado is very firm and does not yield to mild pressure, then it is likely not ripe yet.
- Cotija cheese. The next ingredient you need to make these avocado tostadas is cotija cheese. Cotija cheese is a crumbly cheese with a flavor that is salty and milky.
- Crema. Mexican crema is also used in this recipe for avocado tostadas. The crema contributes a smooth, creamy flavor that compliments the creamy flavor of the avocado. If it is difficult to find Mexican crema in your grocery store, there are a few substitutions you can make. Check out the substitutions section at the bottom of the recipe for more details.
- Tomato. Some tomato is also used in this recipe for avocado tostadas. For best results, you should use ripe and flavorful tomatoes.
- Onion. You will also need some onion to make these avocado tostadas. We generally use white onions, but you can also use red onions if you are sensitive to the flavor of raw onions and prefer a milder flavor.
- Lime. Some lime juice is also used to make these avocado tostadas. The lime juice brightens up the flavor and prevents the tostadas from tasting too heavy. The acidity in the lime juice cuts through the creaminess of the avocado and crema.
- Salt, pepper, and paprika. Finally, some salt, pepper, and paprika are used to season these tostadas. Specifically, they are mixed in with the avocado that is added to the tostadas.
How to make an avocado tostada
How do you make avocado tostadas? Here are all the steps you need to take to make these simple avocado tostadas.
- Prepare the vegetables. The first step you need to take to make these simple avocado tostadas is chopping and preparing the vegetables. Both the tomatoes and the onion should be diced into small pieces. We recommend using a sharp chef’s knife to chop the onions and a serrated knife to chop the tomatoes. We use this Victorinox 8-inch chef’s knife to chop the onion and this Victorinox bread knife to chop the tomatoes. Victorinox kitchen knives are our absolute favorite.
- Mash and prepare the avocado. After you prepare the vegetables, it is time to mash and prepare the avocado mixture. Mash the avocados with a fork then mix in the lime juice, salt, pepper, and paprika.
- Assemble the tostadas. Once you have prepared the avocado and vegetables, all that is left is to assemble the tostadas. Use a spoon or butter knife to spread some avocado on top of the tostadas. Pile the onion and tomato on top of the avocado mixture then drizzle with crema. Finish the tostada off by sprinkling on some cotija cheese.
How to store avocado tostadas
How do you store leftover avocado tostadas? For best results, we recommend storing the ingredients that are used to make these avocado tostadas separately rather than assembling the tostadas and storing assembled tostadas in the refrigerator. The reason for that is that if you assemble the tostadas ahead of time, the liquids from the toppings might seep into the tostada shells and make them soggy.
All of the toppings for the tostadas should be stored in airtight bags or food storage containers in the refrigerator. The avocado mixture might not last much more than a day or two in the refrigerator, but the diced onions and tomatoes should keep for longer.
How to reheat an avocado tostada
How do you reheat avocado tostadas? None of the ingredients that are used to make these avocado tostadas need to be heated, so there is no additional work that needs to be done to reheat leftover avocado tostadas. That means that this is a great recipe to have in your repertoire if you like to have easy leftover meals.
- 8 tostada shells
- 1/2 cup tomato (diced)
- 1/2 cup onion (diced)
- 1/4 cup cotija cheese (crumbled)
- 2 tbsp Mexican crema
- 1 cup avocado (mashed)
- 2 tsp lime
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Dice the tomatoes and onions into small pieces.We recommend using a chef's knife to dice the onions and a serrated knife to chop the tomatoes.
- Mash the avocado with a fork.
- Mix the lime juice, salt, pepper, and paprika into the mashed avocado.
- Assemble the tostadas. Spread the mashed avocado on the tostadas then top the avocado with tomatoes and onion. Drizzle the crema over the tostadas then sprinkle them with cotija cheese.
Substitutions for avocado tostadas
- Mexican crema. If you cannot find Mexican crema in your grocery store then you can use crème fraîche as a quick substitution. If you can not find that, you can also use a 1:1 mixture of sour cream and heavy cream.